These students rarely if ever get to participate in arts and culture experiences. This was only possible because of arts funding the Symphony received from the state.”
– Bremerton Symphony Association
In addition to our main programs, ArtsWA supports the following programs:
The Governor appoints the State Poet Laureate for a two-year term. The Poet Laureate promotes the value of poetry to our culture and heritage.
The CWCT is a collaboration between ArtsWA and Humanities Washington. The Center surveys, studies, and supports folk and traditional arts.
These annual awards honor individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed to Washington’s arts and culture.
ArtsWA tracks the impact of Washington’s creative sector using the Creative Vitality Suite, a tool developed by the Western State Arts Federation.
Their stories and work translate into conversations that try to bridge the gap between military and civilian cultures. This dialog hopes to bring understanding of how war and trauma not only affect members of the military, but our society as a whole. Their mission is not to promote a particular belief but to pose questions about the many difficult and genuine concerns the American community possesses about current and past military engagements.”
– Gallery One
This funding really makes a difference in our community because we are working to build a pipeline to diversify the creative industries…we must teach young people that empathy through storytelling is the most powerful tool they have to combat hate.”
– Reel Grrls
FY18 Project Support Grantee
Part of the beauty and strength of community comes from celebrating all of its uniqueness that helps to create a meaningful world in which to live. Mid-Columbia Mastersingers feels it has a responsibility to represent our whole community and support celebration of diversity in the Tri-Cities…
Because of this grant, we were able to pay our musicians for their rehearsal time and performances…”
– The Merc Playhouse Society